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Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

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Publisher Comments:

Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating, and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated, and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.

Book News Annotation:

Based on his training and experience as a clinical psychologist, Soukup outlines the causal factors, diagnostic procedures, and various treatment and management approaches, for students and practitioners of medicine and family members. He especially insists on the importance of a correct diagnosis in order to prevent a failure to identify and manage reversible dementia, and to tailor therapy to the expected course of the disease and the patient's specific disabilities.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An invaluable help to the physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers who are working to understand the diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease.

About the Author

JAMES E. SOUKUP is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice.

Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue

The Importance of a Valid Diagnosis

Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type

Other Forms of Dementia Affecting the Elderly

The Aging Process

The Reversible vs. the Irreversible Dementias

Biological Basis of Dementia

Summary--The Dementias Affecting the Elderly

Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

Alzheimer's Disease Misdiagnosed--The Mental Status Exam

The Clinical Interview

The Family Interview

Special Considerations in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

The Psychological Assessment

Assessing Intellectual Abilities

Neuropsychological Testing for Dementia

Evaluating Functional Ability

Treatment and Management of the Dementias

Treatment of the Dementias

The Use of Psychotropic Drugs in Treatment

Psychological Treatment

Communicating with Alzheimer's Patients

Treatment and Care--General Principles

Specific Management Problems and Solutions

Impact of Alzheimer's on the Family

Advice for Family Members

Utilizing Community Services and Resources

Choosing a Congregate Care or Nursing Home Facility

Ethical and Legal Issues

Concurrent Emotional and Mental Disorders Common in the Elderly

Paranoid Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Major Depressive Disorder

Personality Disorders

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275954604
Author:
Soukup, James E.
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Soukup, James
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Diagnosis
Subject:
Diseases - Nervous System (incl. Brain)
Subject:
Alzheimer's disease
Subject:
Alzheimer's Disease -- therapy.
Subject:
Alzheimer Disease -- therapy -- handbooks.
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Illnesses
Series Volume:
104-197
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.51x6.39x.83 in. .90 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Brain
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Illnesses
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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